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TIMELINE: Three Years of Relentless Islamist Terror in France

PARIS (AFP) – A known terror suspect shot dead a French policeman and wounded two others on Paris’s Champs Elysees in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, days before a presidential election. Observers had long feared bloodshed ahead of Sunday’s

A soldier stands guard outside the Louvre museum, in Paris, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. With a day to go before New Year's Eve final countdown, France's Interior and Defense Ministers reassured tourists in the capital and insisted security forces were in place to protect them. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Gun-Controlled Paris Deploys Soldiers to Protect the Wealthy

Despite strict gun controls — including universal background checks, mental examinations, and bans on entire categories on guns — Paris, France, is deploying soldiers to protect the wealthy during Haute Couture Fashion Week.

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In Pics: One Year On, France Mourns Victims of the Paris Attacks

The people of Paris have come together in a day of mourning to mark the one year anniversary of the Islamic terror attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people. French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo visited

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Heavy Security as Sting Reopens Bataclan After Paris Attacks

PARIS (AP) — French security turned out in force Saturday night as British pop legend Sting reopened the Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned the famed Paris venue into a bloodbath. Hundreds of yards of barricades, extensive

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French Court Lifts Travel Ban For Radical Salafist Islamists

A French Muslim won a court order on Tuesday lifting a travel ban she says was imposed due to her ultra-conservative Salafist beliefs, in a case exposing tensions between France’s official secularism and its Muslim minority.

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Armed Police To Guard Wimbledon

Wimbledon chiefs have revealed armed police will guard the All England Club when the grass-court Grand Slam gets under way on Monday.

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French PM Backs Security Forces After New Terror Attack

AFP – Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended France’s security forces Wednesday after the first deadly jihadist terror attack on French soil since the Paris massacres last November. Valls rebutted criticism that the authorities could have thwarted the bloody assault. “I

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German ‘Jihadists’ Linked To Paris Killer Go On Trial

Paris (AFP) – Seven suspected jihadists, including the brother of one of the suicide bombers in last November’s Paris attacks, went on trial in Paris on Monday. The men, now aged between 24 and 27, travelled to Syria at the

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Music Festivals And Stadiums On ‘High Alert’ For Islamic State Attacks

British music festivals, sporting venues and nightclubs are on “high alert” for potential Islamic State (IS) suicide attacks, a senior anti-terror police officer has revealed. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu pointed out that the Paris attackers had photographed

LONDON, United Kingdom: (FILES) The wreck of the Number 30 double-decker bus is pictured in Tavistock Square in central London, 08 July, 2005.

Europol Warns Of Terrorist Cells in EU Stockpiling Explosives

Europol has warned of terrorist cells stockpiling weapons as the threat of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) remains the top national security concern among Member States. Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, claims to have foiled 211 terrorist plots in

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Paris Suspect Salah Abdeslam to Face French Investigators

AFP – Salah Abdeslam, a surviving member of the group that carried out the Paris attacks in November that killed 130 people, will be questioned by French investigators for the first time on Friday. For months, Abdeslam was the most

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Paris Attacks Suspect Wanted to Die A Martyr: Belgian Police

Belgian investigators said they have discovered a “last testament” attributed to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini, suggesting that he wanted to die a martyr. Police found the document on a laptop computer discovered on March 22, the day

A police car is parked near the Eiffel tower, on March 22, 2016 in Paris.

Fear Of Islamist Attack Overshadow Euro 2016 As Countdown Launched

(AFP) – France is launching the final countdown to the European Championship finals where the star appeal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic risks being overshadowed by fears of a terrorist attack. Troops and extra police have been patrolling the

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Brother Of Paris Attacks Ringleader Jailed

A Moroccan court has sentenced the younger brother of suspected Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud to two years in prison on charges including justifying terrorism, state media reported. According to his lawyer, Yassine Abaaoud was unaware of the activities of

Handout pictures obtained via Interpol show Khalid (L) and Ibrahim (R) El Bakraoui, the two Belgian brothers identified as the suicide bombers who struck Brussels

Sick ‘Martyrs’ Art Exhibition Celebrates Brussels And Paris Bombers

(AFP) – A Copenhagen art exhibit planning to portray two of the Brussels suicide bombers and one of the Paris Bataclan attackers as “martyrs” has been reported to police for encouraging terrorism. In an exhibit partly inspired by Tehran’s Martyrs’

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Five Years After Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda Down But Far From Out

Five years after the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the network he founded is far from dead even if it has suffered a series of setbacks. Replaced as the preeminent global jihadist power by the Islamic State group,

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Report: Belgian Police Knew Abdeslam Brothers Planned Terror Act Since 2014

A “highly classified” police watchdog’s report into Belgium’s response to the Paris attacks shows Belgian police had information as early as mid-2014 that the Abdeslam brothers intended to carry out “an irreversible act”. As part of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people